Family Faith News
Holy Family Parish
Sunday, November 22, 2020
God Bless Our Communicants!
On Saturday, November 21, Holy Family Parish welcomed 17 children as they were baptized into our church, plus an additional 35 children received their First Holy Communion! In recent weeks, they also received First Penance.
During these difficult times, we are most grateful for celebrations like these! Thank you to parents and families for their spiritual support in guiding and teaching your children in receiving the sacraments. After two years of preparation, plus an additional six months due to the pandemic, Holy Family Parish is most proud of our children who were baptized and received First Communion this weekend!
Mass Readings for Sunday, November 22: The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
In this weekend's Gospel, Jesus describes an image that depicts the judgement of people based upon the way they lived their lives. Jesus explains that people will be separated into two groups: the sheep and the goats. The sheep on the right are those who have lived good lives and believed in God. They will have a place in Heaven. The goats on the left are those who have rejected the belief in God and sinned in their lives. They were placed on the left of the King and will go to Hell.
To the sheep on his right, the King says:
"Come, you who are blessed by my Father.
Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me,
ill and you cared for me,
in prison and you visited me."
When Jesus was here on earth, he always taught his followers to love others, and help them. We are to do that, too. The goats on his left did not follow Jesus and show their love to others. So, when you see someone who is thirsty, hand them a bottle of water. If someone doesn’t have a lunch, you can share your lunch with them. It is all a part of loving Christ the King. When we love him, we want to be kind to others.
Activities for Family
Thanksgiving is a time we are thankful and recognize all that God has given to us. When our children are in school, they often learn about these traditions and create fun crafts to show what they are thankful for.
This year, our Thanksgiving holiday may seem different. Below are fun activities and crafts children can create at home to reflect on all they give thanks.
As a family, complete and submit this Family Form by Friday, November 27. This form counts towards attendance and participation in our Family Faith Program.
Family Faith Registration 2021 is Open!
Registration includes 3 items:
STEP 1: Complete and submit this online registration form (see below).
STEP 2: Payment for family
$70 - 1 Child/1 Parent
$100 - Family (if more than 1 Child is registered)
STEP 3: Copies of Baptism/Communion Certificates for each child.
- To register for Family Faith Formation, you must be a parishioner of Holy Family Parish. If you would like to register as a parishioner, please call the Parish Office (732) 545-1681 ext 101.
- Complete a separate registration form for each child. Once you submit a form, there will be an option to complete an additional form if you would like to register another child.
- Online registration will end on Friday, December 11.
- Once an online registration form is submitted for each child (STEP 1), please call the office and make an appointment to drop off payment and your child's certificates of sacraments (if applicable).
Uplift Video of the Week!
Daddy's Little Helper!
As the saying goes: "It's a Jeep thing!"
This young boy uses his little Jeep to "help" his father tow and navigate his big jeep! Watch this heart warming video that will make you smile!
Holy Family Parish
- Register online: holyfamilyparishnewbrunswicknj.flocknote.com
- Text holyfamilyforall to 84576 (or 202-765-3441 in Spanish)